Why “Argo,” “Lincoln,” and “Zero Dark Thirty” Are Really the Same Movie


At various points during this awards season that culminates Sunday night at the Academy Awards, there have been three prohibitive favorites for the Best Picture Oscar. For most of the fall, prognosticators assumed Zero Dark Thirty would take home Oscar … Continue reading

Politics and Revolution in “The Dark Knight Rises”

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Warning: Minor spoilers ahead. No movie exists in a vacuum. Every film is subject to political interpretations and various levels of expectations. This is especially true for the so-called “serious film,” which injects social, political, or cultural criticism into an … Continue reading